The 1199SEIU Maryland/DC Division represents over 10,000 members who work in major academic medical centers and other hospitals and dozens of long-term care facilities in Maryland and Washington, DC.

1199SEIU is a leader on social justice issues in the region, moving successful campaigns to raise the minimum wage, create marriage equality, and expand rights for our newest Americans.

Formed in 2005 out of the merger of the former SEIU locals 1199E-DC and 1998 with 1199SEIU, the MD/DC division is a political powerhouse, mobilizing members to support and win electoral and issue campaigns.

1199SEIU workers led a historic strike at Baltimore’s world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2014 that set a new benchmark for labor agreements in the healthcare industry.

Oct 10, 2019
Last month, right after Labor Day, CNN conducted an unusual— actually, unique—seven-hour-long forum for the leading Democratic presidential…
Sep 12, 2019
Washington, DC (September 11, 2019) - We applaud the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for ruling that Universal Health Services, Inc.…
Aug 30, 2019
Of the 3,000 victims killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, some 600 were union members. The majority were firefighters, but…
Aug 30, 2019
Of the many 1199 heroes on Sept. 11, 2001, one made the ultimate sacrifice. Cabrini Hospital EMT Marc Sullins, aged 30, lost his life trying…
Aug 30, 2019
The decade of the 1980s was a difficult period for 1199, as the Local grappled with complex questions of affiliations and its relation to…
Aug 30, 2019
In 1979, in part to mark the twentieth anniversary of 1199’s hospital organizing victories, the Union’s Bread and Roses program held an…
Aug 30, 2019
For most Americans, Labor Day – the first Monday in September – marks the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. But for us in…
Jun 27, 2019
Thanks to members of 1199SEIU, Maryland issued updated staffing regulations for Long Term Care Facilities effective June 17, 2019.
Jun 7, 2019
The Maryland/DC Division of 1199 recently threw a special housewarming party for Johns Hopkins floor tech Simone Hicks, who this spring…
May 17, 2019
The proposed budget from Chairman Phil Mendelson and Councilmember Vincent Gray is a disaster for healthcare in Wards 7 and 8. The funding…


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